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Item number 574737

Cordless drill C 18 Li-Basic

C 18 Li-Basic C 18 Li 3,1-Compact C 18 Li 5,2-Plus C 18 Li 5,2-Set

Set versions

Items included

  • without battery pack
  • without charger
  • CENTROTEC tool chuck
  • CENTROTEC bit holder
  • FastFix keyless chuck 13 mm
  • bit PZ 2
  • belt clip
  • in SYSTAINER SYS 2 T-LOC

Items included C 18 Li-Basic

  • without battery pack
  • without charger
  • CENTROTEC tool chuck
  • CENTROTEC bit holder
  • FastFix keyless chuck 13 mm
  • bit PZ 2
  • belt clip
  • in SYSTAINER SYS 2 T-LOC

The perfect shape.

18-volt power on top form. The unique C-design with optimum centre of gravity lies perfectly counterbalanced in the hand. The brushless EC-TEC motor technology guarantees top performance. The combination of lithium-ion battery packs and brushless EC-TEC motor makes the C 18 light, powerful and durable. The CENTROTEC quick-change system and the FastFix adapters ensure even faster work processes, while the fully electronic torque adjustment with memory switch function guarantees reproducible screwing.

  • Brushless EC-TEC motor with integrated motor management for long service life and the highest output
  • Fully electronic torque setting and switch-off for precise screwdriving
  • FastFix interface for all FastFix attachments and CENTROTEC rapid tool-change system
  • Switchover from screwdriving to drilling without changing the set torque
  • Impressive ergonomics: compact, lightweight and perfectly balanced
  • High-quality lithium-ion battery technology for the longest sustained usage
  • Highest flexibility and economy: Battery packs in same voltage class can be used

Product highlights

  • Achieve ideal results more quickly:

    Brushless EC-TEC motor with intelligent motor management that provides the optimum power reserves for each individual screwing process.

  • Convenient and safe:

    Precise screwdriving, fast changeover to drilling thanks to electronic torque shut-off with memory switch function.

  • Systems get it done:

    One for all – the 5.2 Ah lithium-ion battery packs in the C 18 can be used in all cordless devices in the same class. And vice versa.

Product details

  • Brawn meets brains.

    Festool has combined EC-TEC motor technology with intelligent motor management and thereby developed it further considerably. The brushless EC-TEC motor is wear-free and converts the energy from the battery into power with virtually no losses. This means that the C 18 offers an extremely high degree of efficiency in its performance class. The electronic motor management also guarantees a longer service life: Microprocessors monitor and control the temperature, voltage and current consumption of the motor, electronics and battery.

  • Precise work.

    With the handle positioned on the drilling and screwing axis, the handy and perfectly balanced C-design enables it to be positioned extremely accurately.

  • Compact and effective.

    The torque adjustment and cut-out is integrated in the patented compact gear mechanism, saving space and achieving maximum transfer of force.

  • Ideal for tight spaces.

    As with all cordless drills from Festool, the bits can also be inserted in the direct bit holder of the spindle on the C 18.

  • Six bits always to hand.

    The practical bit holder provides space for up to six bits – magnetically secured against falling out.

  • In the smallest of spaces.

    The angle attachment is perfect for work around corners and reaching concealed screws at tight angles.

  • Living on the edge.

    Every screw can be reached with the eccentric adapter.

  • CENTROTEC quick-change system.

    Fast change between drilling, countersinking and screwdriving: The CENTROTEC quick-change system is a chuck and bit holder in one and, at the same time, 50% smaller and 80% lighter than a standard drill chuck. The hexagonal tools are centred using balls – for optimised power transmission and ten times higher true running.

  • Chuck for standard tools.

    The chuck with a standard width of up to 13 mm also enables the use of all standard bits and drill bits. Tool-free mounting via the FastFix interface.

  • Optimum power performance.

    Fully electronic torque adjustment and shut-off for optimum power development in all situations. The torque setting for screwdriving is retained, even when drilling takes place at maximum torque.

  • Optimal lighting.

    The integrated LED light permits precise work even in dark corners.

  • Make a show of power, not amp-hours.

    The new Festool Li-ion 5.2 Ah battery pack with AIRSTREAM. The new AIRSTREAM technology guarantees faster re-use of battery packs and thus guarantees interruption-free work – even for energy-intensive applications such as sawing. This is because the new battery packs have an integrated cooling duct, thanks to which the cooling time and, as a result, the entire charging process can be reduced by up to 65% in combination with the new SCA 8 rapid charger. Furthermore, they are extremely robust with an integrated rubber frame to protect the workpiece and the battery pack and, thanks to the charge indicator, you can always clearly see how much charge is left in the battery.

  • The new TCL 6 and SCA 8 rapid chargers with AIRSTREAM technology.

    The new TCL 6 and SCA 8 rapid chargers with charge indicator charge quickly and preserve the battery. In addition to their compact design, the chargers are also impressive due to their practical cord holder and simple wall mounting option. They are also extremely robust thanks to the fully encapsulated electronics. The SCA 8 rapid charger (which is included in the scope of delivery for the Plus SCA and Set versions) also features AIRSTREAM technology, which uses targeted cooling of the battery pack to reduce the charging process by up to 65%. An LED indicator on the device informs you of the remaining charge time in minutes and of the charging status.

Main applications

  • Furniture assembly and kitchen fitting
  • Installation of fittings, rear walls, strips
  • Installation of doors and windows, and drilling and screwdriving in wood, metal and plastic
  • Fences, pergolas, carports, canopies
  • Production of wooden substructures

Performance features

  • EC-TEC motor

    The EC-TEC drive concept generates an extraordinary amount of power while consuming extremely low amounts of energy.

  • Electronic

    Speed control for adjusting to all types of materials.

  • Torque shut-off

    Intelligent technology ensures the optimum screwdriving force for every material.

  • FastFix

    Makes changing routing, sawing, planing, sanding, drilling and screwdriving tools easier.

Technical data

Battery voltage
18 V
Gears
2
Idling speed, 1st gear/2nd gear
0 - 450/0 - 1500 min⁻¹
Drilling diameter, wood/steel
40/13 mm
Torque adjustment 1st/2nd gear
0.8 - 8/0.5 - 6 Nm
Max. torque, wood/steel
27/45 Nm
Chuck range
1.5 - 13 mm
Li-ion battery capacity
5.20 Ah
Weight with Li-ion
1.80 kg

Noise and vibration values

Drilling in metal: Total vibration average, Ah
3.50 m/s²
Drilling in metal: Uncertainty (noise) K
3.00 dB
Drilling in metal: Uncertainty (vibration) K
1.50 m/s²
Drilling in metal: A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA
65.00 dB(A)
Drilling in metal: A-weighted sound power level, LWA
76.00 dB(A)
Fastening: Uncertainty (noise) K
3.00 dB
Fastening: Uncertainty (vibration) K
1.50 dB(A)
Fastening: A-weighted sound pressure level, LpA
65.00 dB(A)
Fastening: Total vibration average, Ah
2.50 m/s²
Fastening: A-weighted sound power level, LWA
76.00 dB(A)

Items included C 18 Li-Basic

Tool

Cordless drill

in SYSTAINER SYS 2 T-LOC
  • Accessories
    Tool chuck

    WH-CE CENTROTEC

  • Accessories
    Keyless chuck

    KC 13-1/2-K-FFP

Brochures and operating instructions

Accessories

  • Angle attachment DD-AS

    for all Festool C and T cordless drills with FastFix interface (except CXS/TXS)

    Item number: 490293

  • Keyless chuck KC 13-1/2-MMFP

    for all Festool cordless drills, cordless impact drills, drills (except DR 20/DRP 20) and impact drills with CENTROTEC interface

    Item number: 769065

  • Keyless chuck KC 13-1/2-K-FFP

    for all Festool cordless drills, cordless impact drills, drills (except DR 20/DRP 20) and impact drills with CENTROTEC interface

    Item number: 769067

  • Eccentric attachment DD-ES

    for all Festool C and T cordless drills with FastFix interface (except CXS/TXS)

    Item number: 490294

  • Tool chuck WH-CE CENTROTEC

    for all Festool cordless and mains-operated drills (except DR 20/DRP 20) with CENTROTEC interface

    Item number: 492135

  • Depth stop DD-DC

    for all Festool C and T cordless drills with FastFix interface (except CXS/TXS)

    Item number: 493539

  • SYSTAINER T-LOC SYS 1 BOX

    Item number: 497694

  • Charger TCL 3

    Item number: 499335

  • Bit holder BH 60 CE-Imp

    for all Festool cordless drills with FastFix interface

    Item number: 498974

  • Rapid charger SCA 8

    for all Li-ion battery packs (except for CXS/TXS)

    Item number: 200178

  • Rapid charger TCL 6

    for all Li-ion battery packs (except for CXS/TXS)

    Item number: 201135

  • Battery pack BP 18 Li 5,2 AS

    Item number: 200181


  • Assembly package SYS 1 CE-SORT

    for all Festool cordless drills with FastFix interface

    Item number: 497628

  • PZ bit PZ 1-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500841

  • PZ bit PZ 2-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500842

  • PZ bit PZ 3-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500843

  • PH bit PH 1-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500844

  • PH bit PH 2-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500845

  • PH bit PH 3-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500846

  • TX bit TX 15-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500847

  • TX bit TX 20-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500848

  • TX bit TX 25-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500849

  • TX bit TX 30-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500850

  • SZ bit SZ 1,2x6,5-100 CE/2

    Item number: 500851

Additional versions

  • Drilling and screwdriving
    Cordless drill DRC

    DRC 18/4 Li-Basic DRC 18/4 Li 5,2-Plus DRC 18/4 Li 5,2-Plus-SCA DRC 18/4 Li 5,2-Set-SCA
  • Drilling and screwdriving
    Cordless drill CXS

    CXS Li 2,6-Plus CXS Li 2,6-Set
  • Drilling and screwdriving
    Cordless drill TXS

    TXS Li 2,6-Plus TXS Li 2,6-Set
  • Drilling and screwdriving
    C 18 cordless drill

    C 18 Li-Basic C 18 Li 3,1-Compact C 18 Li 5,2-Plus C 18 Li 5,2-Set
  • Drilling and screwdriving
    Cordless drill and pendulum jigsaw assembly package Li 18

    T 18+3/PSC 420 Li 5,2-Set